UK rap queen Lady Leshurr to play an intimate gig in Birmingham

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‘Queen’s Speech’ singer Lady Leshurr set to perform at a live show at Birmingham Open Media (BOM) in aid of the venue and the city’s Shout Festival. 

Birmingham rapper, singer and producer Lady Leshurr is gearing up for an exclusive hometown gig at BOM tomorrow night. 

The acclaimed Solihull born star is arguably Queen of Britain’s grime music scene, with online music video views of 160m views – with over one million subscribers on her YouTube channel – and 480,000 fans on Instagram.

Lady Leshurr

Speaking ahead of her first intimate performance in the city for over a year, Lady Leshurr said “playing smaller shows with my home town family is always a real vibe; especially when we’re supporting people and places that deliver a positive impact on the city at the same time.

“I’m hyped for everyone who will be joining me for these celebrations!”

There are 150 tickets available for an evening of music, art, high fashion and queer culture at BOM’s city centre gallery venue. 

The event will be hosted by drag artist Yshee Black and will feature sets by DJ Sippin’ T from London club night and curatorial collective BBZ

DJ Sippin’ T

Working hard, delivering a series of sizzling, self-released mixtapes over the last decade, Lady Leshurr has joined the ranks of a new generation of UK rap royalty. 

“Lady Leshurr is an exceptional 21st-century role model for building self-confidence, exploring independence and maintaining creativity in a challenging world.”
Louise Latter, BOM Curator

Leshurr has since recorded and collaborated with grime pioneers Wiley, Kano, D Double and Jammer, as well as opening as a special guest for Nicki Minaj on her 2019 world tour.

Her viral video series Queen’s Speech has seen the 29-year-old amass a loyal fan base and a top ranking among the most genuine and exciting artists to emerge from Birmingham’s diverse music community. 

Performances from Shout Festival’s House of Bab on the evening will mark the organisation’s combined fifteen years presenting and curating music, LGBTQ+ culture and social impact in the city. 

“Being part of Birmingham’s rise to the top is a privilege!” 

Lady Leshurr

The event is a part of joint birthday celebrations for two creative city organisations, BOM’s fifth birthday and Shout Festival’s 10th birthday.

BOM Artwork for the event on Thursday

Lady Leshurr has also been a vocal supporter of positive mental health, publicly sharing her struggle with self-confidence, individuality and sexuality with media, fans and the industry. 

In an interview with the Gay Times in September 2018, she described herself as pansexual.

Louise Latter, BOM Curator praised the rapper’s public stance on issues including anxiety and depression, Black British identity and LGBTQ+ rights. 

She said, “The teams at BOM and Shout Festival are absolutely thrilled to have one of the UK’s most progressive and fierce artists helping us celebrate the BOM and SHOUT birthdays.”

Launching in 2009, SHOUT Festival was created as a direct response to a significant lack of representation of LGBTQ+ in Birmingham’s arts venues and to celebrate the community.

The event takes place tomorrow night ( Thursday 14 November) at 7 pm. 

Tickets and details for the event are available here.

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